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We would love to share some of your stories whether they are about personal experiences on treatment, in fundraising, or anything else you would like to share. Send your stories and photos to info@candlelighters.org.uk. © Karen Turner Photography, header image.

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#BIGPINKPAPERCLIP!
04-01-19Our stories • Posted by Georgina Trotter
BUSINESSES OF YORKSHIRE! Are you up for a challenge? Introducing the #BigPinkPaperclip! We’re looking for individuals or teams of up to 5 to trade the humble pink paperclip for the highest value item they can! If you choose to accept the challenge, you will be competing against other teams across Yorkshire. Once the challenge is …
Share A Card is back for 2018!
09-11-18Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
You can support Candlelighters this Christmas by opting in to take part in our Share A Card scheme! The Share a Card is a large A4 card, which can make its way around your work place, family, friends and groups, enabling each individual to write and personalise their own festive message. This year our Share …
Experiences of volunteers in a childhood cancer charity
17-10-18Our stories • Posted by Marie Peacock
Recent research undertaken by a doctoral student at Leeds University, Rachael Eastlaugh, highlights the value of volunteering at Candlelighters. The research firstly looked at motivations for volunteering at Candlelighters and identified three main reasons. These reasons included recognition that the charity works in an emotionally challenging area, that some had used services and felt they …
Cottage magically comes to life!
11-10-18Our stories • Posted by Marie Peacock
A children’s book, launched last night, has been written to thrill and comfort children staying at the new Candlelighters Cottage, a home from home provision provided by the charity to enable families to be able to stay together when their child is an in-patient receiving treatment for cancer at Leeds Children’s Hospital. The book was …
Art work brings “Hope” to Cottage garden
08-10-18Our stories • Posted by Marie Peacock
A new art installation has been revealed in the garden at the Candlelighters Cottage for families staying at the home from home accommodation to enjoy. The cottage will enable families to stay together when their child is being treated at Leeds Children’s Hospital for cancer. The artwork is aptly titled “Hope”; made from steel the …
Front of House Coordinator
04-10-18Our stories • Posted by Jen Aspinall
Full time 37.5 hours (including some evenings and weekends), Permanent 27 days holiday per annum + Bank Holidays Based in Leeds Line Manager: Head of Family Support About Us Candlelighters is a successful Yorkshire Charity supporting patients, parents and their families during treatment for childhood cancer. We fund research into childhood cancer and leukaemia. Support families …
CCAM 2018: Summary
28-09-18Our stories • Posted by Georgina Trotter
As September comes to an end, so does Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Here are some of the amazing things people have been doing this CCAM to raise funds and awareness for Candlelighters. Clare and Natalie went to London to visit parliament to discuss awareness around early diagnosis, signs and symptoms of childhood cancer. We held …

Your stories

Kathy takes on The London Marathon!
14-12-18Your stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
Kathy will be taking on the London Marathon in 2019 to raise money for Candlelighters!   Read her story below:     Why are you running for Candlelighters? I am running the marathon to raise money and awareness for Candlelighters an amazing charity who have made a difference to our lives over the last 18 …
Zara gets the chop in her Fund-Razor Challenge!
12-12-18Your stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
Zara recently took on a ‘fund-razing’ challenge and had her long hair chopped off and donated to The Little Princess Trust whilst also raising money for Candlelighters! Read Zara’s story below!   Tell us more about what you did… I decided to take part and completed the ‘Fund-Razor’ challenge on the 1st December in the …
I’m a Gecko Get Me Out of Here!
05-10-18Your stories • Posted by Georgina Trotter
On 7th September, our wonderful supporters Gecko had a staff BBQ and social at their premises in Yeadon.  To add a fundraising element, they decided to hold interdepartmental Bush Tucker Trials!  Six courses were served to participants for each of the four teams, including “Locust Linguine”, “Buffalo Worm Salad”, and last but not least, “Bug-ble …